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Poster: turnphilup Date: May 22, 2009 6:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Transitional Bliss

The Scar>Fire from Cornell '77 transition has always been my favorite. Every note seems to fit in nicely. Is there a better one out there I am not aware of? Also does anyone know the date for the first Scar>Fire? Feel free to recommend any other combos that you would consider what I call transitional bliss. Why do I never tire of these guys........

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Poster: light into ashes Date: May 22, 2009 8:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitional Bliss

The first Scarlet>Fire was 3-18-77...not much of a transition in that one.

For blissful combos, I could suggest any '68 Cryptical>New Potato for some sweet sounds - but if you dig '77, try this:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-03-20.sbd.miller.25610.sbeok.shnf
The transition from Other One to Stella Blue is quite unique. And the Scarlet jam shows what it could do when it didn't segue into anything....

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Poster: mcglone Date: May 24, 2009 5:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitional Bliss

row jimmy from that gig is just beautiful!

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 23, 2009 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitional Bliss

Ah, good call on the CE-->NPC!

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Poster: barongsong Date: May 23, 2009 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitional Bliss

How about just 68-70. One big transitional bliss if they didn't have to stop and tune I kinda doubt there would have been hardly any breaks then.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: May 23, 2009 1:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitional Bliss

Favorite transitional bliss? Try 3/26/73 WRS Prelude Jam>Wharf Rat

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-03-26.sbd.miller.34787.sbeok.flac16

The WRS Prelude jam is actually the transitional jam between Truckin' and Wharf Rat. Mesmerizing.

Or try 11/08/70 Dark Star>Main Ten>Dancin'

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-11-08.aud.lee.pcrp.26975.shnf

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-05-23 08:47:36

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: May 23, 2009 4:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitional Bliss

Thanks for this 1973-03-26 lead; I had missed it. Listening now, I wonder if that jam's very "elegaic" tone might reflect their mood immediately after Pigpen's death (on March 8th). Intricate fingerwork by Jerry and Keith inside a rather mournful somber setting.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: May 24, 2009 2:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitional Bliss

More direct even than the death of Pigpen, Jerry had just been busted on his way to this gig for possession of marijuana and LSD. They had to call the promoter, John Sher to bail Jerry out in time to make the gig.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-03-26.sbd.miller.34787.sbeok.flac16

Here is a cool gig Jerry, Bobby, Keith and Donna did after Pig's death at a New Riders show on March 18, 1973. The stream is bad but the files are great!! They do all the gospel songs, Cold Jordan, I Hear A Voice Callin' and Swing Low Sweet Chariot with Jerry on banjo!!

There's also a great jam on Willie & The Hand Jive, I Don't Need No Doctor, The Race Is On and Johnny B Goode. This is probably the best guest appearance I have ever heard the band on.

http://www.archive.org/details/nrps1973-03-18.fm.weiner.21538.sbeok.shnf

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-05-24 09:04:54

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: May 23, 2009 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitional Bliss

I've always liked this one. You can feel them break through the wall to the Fire on the other side: http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-08-08.sbd-wise.unknown.7690.sbeok.shnf

The Satisfaction encore ain't no slouch either.

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Poster: franklinsbell Date: May 31, 2009 1:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitional Bliss

Thanks for all these suggestions, I've already listened to most of them - I love the Transitional stuff as well. The S->F from 8/8/82 is smoking.

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Poster: yesss! Date: May 23, 2009 8:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitional Bliss

this one from two nights earlier is good too- http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-08-06.sbd-patched.hinko.16043.sbeok.shnf

this was the best combo for outdoor summer shows. breezy.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: May 23, 2009 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitional Bliss

the best (tightest) transitions into Fire are as follows: 05-08-1977, 10-10-1980, 03-31-1988, 03-22-90

other classic transitions include Estimated> St. Stephen 06-09-77, Miracle>Shakedown Street 01-15-1979, GDTRFB>Cold Rain 04-29-1971, Dark Star> Cumberland 09-27-1972, Playin>UJB>Dew>UJB>Playin 11-17-1973

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Poster: buck78 Date: May 22, 2009 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitional Bliss

For anyone seeking out a great scarlet/fire, check out

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-11-01.sbd.miller.78301.flac16

Not only will you be blown away by the incredible transition jam, but the whole damn show is a good early brent era gem.

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Poster: deadmax Date: May 22, 2009 9:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitional Bliss

I'm with you $1.78, that has been one of my favorites for quite a while just for the uniqueness of it.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 22, 2009 7:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitional Bliss

I know you didn't ask, but seeing your subject line made me realize that in spite of all the exciting, high energy early era ones I might select from, my fav is the MotM-->DS ones that we were all talking about a month or so ago (ie, Feb--Apr 69).

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 22, 2009 7:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Transitional Bliss

Try this Scarlet>Fire:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-04-24.sbd.miller.32899.flac16